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Himalaya Restaurant

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Kaiser Lashkari, chef and owner of Himalaya Restaurant (6652 Southwest Fwy., 713-532-2837), describes the Hunter's Beef Plate ($11.99) as Indian-style pastrami, but this description of the typical Pakistani dish is lacking. A large portion of tender beef cubes, which have been marinated and cured in traditional spices and grilled, are served with finely chopped cilantro and fresh pieces of tomato. The result can be somewhat dry, so a delicious sauce made from mayonnaise, garlic and curry powder is served on the side along with a portion of brilliantly white Basmati rice. A large round of naan is perfect for using as a makeshift utensil.

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